[ adverb ] to a moderately sufficient extent or degree
"the shoes are priced reasonably" "he is fairly clever with computers" "they lived comfortably within reason"
Used in print("Editorials"...)
It is being fought , moreover , in fairly close correspondence with the predictions of the soothsayers of the think_factories .(The Christian Science Monitor,...)
All_of the jackets carry a fairly technical and detailed explanation of this new recording program .(The Providence Journal...)
Instead - and not just to prove my objectivity - I hasten to report that it 's a highly amusing film which probably does a fairly accurate job of reporting on the Easter vacation shenanigans of collegians down in Fort_Lauderdale , and that it seems to come_to_grips quite honestly with the moral problem that most commonly vexes youngsters in this age_group - that_is_to_say , sex .(Howard Nemerov, "Themes and Methods: The Early...)
But it is characteristic of him , we are told , `` his little artifice '' , to be able to introduce `` into a fairly vulgar and humorous piece of hackwork a sudden phrase of genuine creative art '' .(Francis J. Johnston and John E. Willard, "The...)
This method in_general solved the problem of obtaining fairly equal concentrations of reactants in each of the six cells from a set .
[ adverb ] in a fair evenhanded manner
"deal fairly with one another"
Used in print(Douglas Ashford, "Elections in Morocco: Progress...)
As the background discussion indicated there were frequently expressed doubts that a government dominated_by either party could fairly administer elections .